WASHINGTON – North Korea’s nuclear missile threat in mind, the Pentagon is planning a missile defense test next week for the first time will focus on a intercontinental range of the missile.
The plan is to better simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the AMERICAN homeland. The test is scheduled for next week Tuesday.
The AMERICAN interceptor has a bad track record, successful in nine out of 17 attempts since 1999 and only one in the last four. The most recent test, in June 2014, was successful.
North Korea is now the focus of U.S. missile defense efforts because the vows of the soon field a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching U.s. territory. It is yet to test an intercontinental ballistic missile.